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Dying with cancer

Coping with cancer

This section gives information about coping with cancer symptoms, strong emotions, and other difficulties people with cancer may face during their last few months or weeks of life. There is also information to help and support carers, friends and relatives of someone who is dying.

Not everyone is ready to read about what happens when someone is dying. Some of the information here can be upsetting and difficult to cope with. You may want to skip this section and come back to it, but if you do read on, we suggest you have someone close by to support you.

We hope that we can give you the practical information, support and comfort you may need during a very emotional and difficult time.

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Updated: 6 March 2014